The Accra High Court has placed an interim injunction on the Electoral Commission’s workshop for a new voter register scheduled Friday, 24th April, 2020 at the City Escape Hotel in Accra.
The plaintiff Sam George, Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram sued the EC for fragant disregard of the rule of law and abuse of legal reasoning.
“It is hereby ordered that the respondent and all persons claiming through the respondent retrain from holding the workshop or Conterence
scheduled to take place at the Escape Hotel Prampram from the 24th of April, 2020. This Order is efective from the 24h of April, 2020 to the 27h of Apri, 2020.” The court document directed.
President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, 19th April lifted the ban on restriction of movement in Accra Kumasi, Kasoa and Tema after a three weeks partial lockdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19.
The ban public gathering such as conferences, workshops, religious activities, funerals and other social activities have been extended until further notice.
Sam George said he felt obligated to go to court and restrain the Electoral Commission from carrying out an “illegal action.”
According to him, he will deliver his best to Ghanaians (his constituents) especially in this critical period of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I am committed to continue representing my people in the best way possible especially in these trying pandemic times. This is my modest contribution to ensuring the rule of law is respected and that we overcome the COVID-19 scourge,” Sam George stated.
Source: tamaleonline net